Ahed Tamimi Showed Us How Social Media Can Influence Wars

Niki Seth-Smith | MintPress News | 2018-03-27

In December 2017, a then 16-year-old Palestinian girl named Ahed Tamimi was filmed slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier outside her family home in the occupied West Bank. She had just heard that her 14-year-old cousin Muhammad had been shot in the head with a rubber bullet. | Tamimi then faced up to 10 years in prison on charges of assault and throwing stones. Last week she accepted a plea deal of eight months in prison (including four months already served). She is reportedly expected to plead guilty to four assault, incitement and obstruction charges. | The video of the incident went viral and was widely reported; Tamimi has been compared to Rosa Parks and Joan of Arc, among other heroic figures. But while the confrontation has provoked much debate, little appears to have changed in the region, where…

Ahed Tamimi Showed Us How Social Media Can Influence Wars


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